How Long Does Oxycontin Stay in Your System?

Oxycontin is a prescription painkiller that is grouped in a class of drugs known as opiates. It is used to treat high levels of chronic pain. In addition to alleviating pain, it can create feelings of extreme relaxation and euphoria. In a high enough dose, it can cause respiratory failure and even death.

How Long Does Oxycontin Stay in your System?

How long Oxycontin stays in your system depends on the type of testing method. It can stay in your urine 3- 4 days and in your saliva 1-4 days. Drug tests rely on gas chromatography/mass spectrometry or liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry  to determine if Oxycontin is in your system. Hair test can test positive for up to 90 days.

However, if you are concerned how long Oxycontin will stay in your system, it could be a sign that you have a problem. If you are using Oxycontin without a prescription or using more than you are prescribed you may want to consider getting help. Trying to determine how long Oxycontin will stay in your system in order to pass a drug test is part of the insanity of addiction. Whether you are trying to pass a drug test for legal, employment or family-related reasons, consider what you stand to lose if you test positive for Oxycontin.  If it is important that you pass a drug test, but find that you cannot stop using or attempt to continuing using as long as possible prior to taking the test, you may want to seek treatment.

The statistics are truly terrifying. According to the Center for Disease Control, 100 people die each day as a result of overdosing. In 2008 there were almost 15,000 deaths as a result of prescription painkillers, such as Oxycontin. That’s an entire college campus. It’s the size of a small town. In 2010, 2 million people reported that at some point in the past year they used prescription painkillers not under the supervision of a doctor for the first time. With such an alarming number of new users, we can only expect to see an increase in the number of overdoses.

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